Actress Rebecca Hall said on Friday that, because of sexual abuse allegations, she regrets working with Woody Allen, and is donating proceeds from her work with the filmmaker to prove it.
Hall, who starred in Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" in 2008 and his upcoming "A Rainy Day in New York," posted a photo of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund logo to Instagram on Friday. In the caption, wrote that the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal made her reevaluate and apologize for her decision to work with Allen, who has been accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old.
Hall said that while she remains grateful to Allen for giving her one of her first film roles, rereading Farrow's account of the alleged assault made her realize that "my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn't make the same one today." The actress added that she has donated her wages from "A Rainy Day in New York," which also stars Timothee Chalamet, Jude Law, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez, to Time's Up and that she will continue to donate to the movement.
Hall's statement of regret comes on the heels an open letter by Mira Sorvino, who appeared in Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite," where she expressed her regret and apologized for working with Allen. Actress and director Greta Gerwig, who worked with Allen on "To Rome With Love," also expressed that she would not work with the director again. In response, Farrow posted a tweet which read, "Greta, thank you for your voice. Thank you for your words. Please know they are deeply felt and appreciated."
Read Hall's full statement below:
The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on WoodyAllen's latest movie in New York. I couldn't have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown - easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened.
After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow's statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones - I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn't make the same one today.
It's a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I've donated my wage to @timesup. I've also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup